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Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a comprehensive motorsports facility in Lexington, Ohio, which sits on 380 acres and features a permanent road racing circuit with two primary race track configurations: 2.4 miles and 15-turns or 2.258 miles and 13-turns. Mid-Ohio hosts a number of racing series such as IndyCar, the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, along with other club events such as SCCA and the National Auto Sport Association. 

The track was the brainchild of Les Griebling, who convinced a number of friends from the local business community to invest in a road course for weekend sportscar racing. A few hundred acres of pasture in northwest Morrow County were quickly identified as a suitable site and ground was broken in 1961. By the following year, a challenging course designed by Griebling was ready for action. 

By following the contours of the land, a series of twisting and plunging corners was created, linked by a fast kinked back straight. Two signature corners – the Keyhole and the the Carousel – provide additional challenges for the competitors. The original course was mildly modified earlier in 1963 to address concerns that it was too slow. Oak Tree Bend (which, as its name suggests, wound around an oak tree) was removed and the Thunder Valley section added in its place. Some small traces of tarmac from the original bend still remain within the infield.

For nearly 20 years, the circuit continued under Griebling’s control, with a variety of race organizations making it a regular stop on their schedules. Can-Am and F5000 both raced at Mid-Ohio, with notable names such as Denis Hulme, Peter Revson, Bruce McLaren, George Follmer, and Jackie Stewart all coming to north-central Ohio to sample its unique challenge. CART IndyCars arrived in 1980, with Johnny Rutherford taking victory in a Chaparral.

The circuit is also home to the Mid-Ohio School, which was founded in 1993 to offer licensed drivers and motorcycle riders programs in defensive driving, high-performance driving, and high-performance track riding.

Event Overview

How about 190 mph Superbikes and some family fun? MotoAmerica Superbikes at Mid-Ohio is coming August 16-18, 2024.¬† Enjoy practice and qualifying on Friday plus all-day racing Saturday & Sunday. Six classes of road racing – Steel Commander Superbike, Mission King Of The Baggers, Supersport, Junior Cup, the Mission Super Hooligan National Championship, and Royal Enfield Women’s Build. Train. Race. Meet the riders in our open race paddock! VIP and Camping access packages available. Kids under 12 are free with paying adult. Bring the family for our Kids Zone, free carnival games, Stunt Show, and Bike Show.

Useful Information

Full name: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Nearest cities: Bellville
(9.7 mi), Shauk (6.2 mi), Williamsport (97.4 mi)
Time zone: GMT Р5
Nearest Airport: John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Weather:

MotoAmerica visits Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the middle of August.¬† This time of year is mostly cloudy and overcast with an average daily high of 81¬įF and average low of 59¬įF.

Get the ultimate experience at MotoAmerica Superbikes at Mid-Ohio.  VIP packages include:

  • 2-Day+ VIP Superfan Experience (Saturday & Sunday) pass with Friday general admission and 3-day VIP parking pass.
  • Individual Saturday and Sunday package options
  • *Kids ages 3-14 include admission discounts
  • Climate-controlled VIP suite with live TV feed on Saturday & Sunday
  • MotoAmerica racers and industry representatives Meet and Greet
  • Catered (continental breakfast, coffee and iced tea, lunch, snacks, Sat & Sun)
  • MotoAmerica Merchandise Voucher
  • Cardo Fan Lap included
  • Escorted Pre-Race Grid access for King of the Baggers Race (Saturday) and the Steel Commander Superbike Race (Sunday)
  • Memorable SuperFan VIP Experience digital magazine provided to all guests

Harley-Davidson Factory Race Fan - Ticket Package

Bagger racing is back, and the Harley-Davidson Factory Race Team will leave nothing on the track as they fight to bring the championship title back to Milwaukee in 2024. Experience all the action live with additional H-D exclusive perks when you buy a Harley-Davidson Factory Race Fan ‚Äď Ticket Package. Don‚Äôt miss 2021 Champion Kyle Wyman, new Factory Rider James Rispoli and the Harley-Davidson¬ģ Factory Race Team as they push their Road Glide Baggers to the limits.

3-Day Pass: Admission to the entire race weekend, including fan zone and paddock access, along with all the MotoAmerica racing action, including Mission King of the Baggers practice sessions, qualifying, and two thrilling races.

Harley-Davidson Display: Enjoy an exclusive welcome gift and access all our product displays and covered seating area in the H-D activation area for a livestream of the race.

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Parking: Dedicated parking for Harley-Davidson motorcycles throughout the entire race weekend.

Harley-Davidson Parade Laps: Ride the excitement with the Harley-Davidson parade laps on Saturday or Sunday (Friday or Saturday in Daytona). Strap on your helmet, grab your Harley-Davidson, and join fellow H-D enthusiasts for an unforgettable lap around the track.

1-Day Pass: Single day access and admission including fan zone and paddock access, along with all the MotoAmerica racing action, including Mission King of the Baggers practice sessions, qualifying, and races.

Harley-Davidson Display: Enjoy an exclusive welcome gift and access all our product displays and covered seating area in the H-D activation area for a livestream of the race.

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Parking: Dedicated parking for Harley-Davidson motorcycles throughout the entire race weekend.

Harley-Davidson Parade Laps: Ride the excitement with the Harley-Davidson parade laps on Saturday or Sunday (Friday or Saturday in Daytona). Strap on your helmet, grab your Harley-Davidson, and join fellow H-D enthusiasts for an unforgettable lap around the track.

Cardo Parade Lap

Grab your bike, helmet, and experience what it is like to ride on the racetrack!  With the Cardo Parade Lap package you will be able to just that.  You will receive a minimum of one lap around the track and additional laps if time and conditions permit.  The Cardo Parade Lap will be escorted, and helmets are required.  You must be 16 years old or older to participate.  Staging for the Cardo Parade Lap will be at the designated motorcycle parking area.  Please be ready to go in the staging area 30 minutes prior.  Cardo Parade Lap will be available on both Saturday and Sunday.  A waiver needs to be completed beforehand.

**THIS IS NOT AN ADMISSION TICKET.  Must also purchase general admission ticket**

Free Kids Zone

MotoAmerica Superbikes at Mid-Ohio not only provides great racing but also includes FREE entertainment for the entire family as well.  Bring the kids and enjoy our Kids Zone with FREE carnival games and activities!  Remember, kids under 12 are free with paying adult. 

3-Day Camping

Camping + 190 mph Superbikes = Awesome.  Get a camping spot for you and your buddies while they last at the MotoAmerica Superbikes at Mid-Ohio August 16-18, 2024.  Check in early and enjoy Friday practice and qualifying plus all-day racing Sat & Sun!  RV check-in begins on Thursday at 1:00 pm.  Camping spots range from tent locations all the way up to reserved RV spaces with power.  Come for the racing and stay for the weekend.  Enjoy a truly unique motorsport experience.  The track offers camping at several locations around the circuit.  Restrooms and showers are conveniently located to campsites. 

Ducati Fan Experience Ticket Package

The Ducati Fan Experience Ticket Package includes:

3-Day Pass: Admission to racing, qualifying and practice for the MotoAmerica Superbikes at New Jersey РNew Jersey Motorsports Park.

Exclusive DUCATI Parking: Parking reserved for DUCATI motorcycles on all three days of the event.

DUCATI Track Walk: Track walk and guided tour.

DUCATI Parade Lap: Grap your DUCATI, a helmet and ride two laps around New Jersey Motorsports Park with fellow Ducatisti.

Hospitality (coffee & refreshments) at Ducati Semi “lounge” (Expresso Bar, Refreshments, Circuit TV feed).

For ticket package, click the link: Ducati Fan Experience Ticket Package

Dunlop ECSTAR Suzuki 2-Seater Superbike Experience

Take a ride around New Jersey Motorsports Park with a professional superbike racer at speeds up to 150 mph!  Rides are available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

All proceeds from the Dunlop M4 Suzuki Two-Seat Superbike program are donated to the Roadracing World Action Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focusing on improving racetrack safety through the deployment of soft barriers.

Includes weekend general admission and weekend parking pass.

For questions regarding ticketing, camping, or parking: [email protected]